Manchester United unveil new Adidas kit designs
The BBC’s headline is interesting: “Man Utd’s playing style ‘not exactly what Adidas want to see’.”
Adidas make sporting goods. They also sponsor Manchester United for – get this – £75m-a-year. The idea is simple: you see Wayne Rooney wiping his nose on an Adidas top and think, “I’d look as good as he does in that clobber.”
But it’s not going to plan. Manchester United are not winning every match. Herbert Hainer, the Adidas chief exec, tells Germany’s Suddeutsche Zeitung:
“…the actual way of playing of United is not exactly what we want to see.”
Surely the fault is with adidas, who should see United’s moribund playing style as a call to try a new design. Look beyond those go-ahead three stripes, the Adidas signature, and opt for other linear configurations, like this one:
This design perfectly reflects United’s approach to the opposition’s goal mouth.
And for the away kit, this is pretty ideal: